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    Import or Export Favorites as HTML File in Microsoft Edge

    How to Import or Export Microsoft Edge Favorites as HTML File in Windows 10
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    04 Oct 2018
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    How to Import or Export Microsoft Edge Favorites as HTML File in Windows 10


    Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

    You can keep track of the websites you visit frequently by storing them as favorites in Microsoft Edge. The favorites bar is a toolbar in Microsoft Edge that you can also add your favorite websites you visit frequently on to make opening them faster and more convenient.

    Starting Windows 10 build 14926, favorites in Microsoft Edge can be imported or exported as HTML files.

    This tutorial will show you how to import or export your Microsoft Edge favorites as a .htm or .html file in Windows 10.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: To Export Favorites from Microsoft Edge to HTML File
    • Option Two: To Import Favorites in Microsoft Edge from HTM or HTML File





    Import or Export Favorites as HTML File in Microsoft Edge OPTION ONE Import or Export Favorites as HTML File in Microsoft Edge
    To Export Favorites from Microsoft Edge to HTML File

    1. Open Microsoft Edge.

    2. Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+X) button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on General on the left side, and click/tap on the Import or export button under Transfer favorites and other info on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Under Import or export a file, select (dot) Favorites, and click/tap on the Export to file button. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Browse to and select the folder where you want to save the .html file to, type a name you want for the .html file, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below)

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    6. You will see All done! when your favorites from Microsoft Edge have finished being exported to the .html file. (see screenshot below)

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    Import or Export Favorites as HTML File in Microsoft Edge OPTION TWO Import or Export Favorites as HTML File in Microsoft Edge
    To Import Favorites in Microsoft Edge from HTM or HTML File

    1. Open Microsoft Edge.

    2. Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+X) button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on General on the left side, and click/tap on the Import or export button under Transfer favorites and other info on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Click/tap on the Import from file button under Import or export a file. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Browse to and select the .htm or .html file you want to import, and click/tap on Open. (see screenshot below)

    This can be the .html file from Option One above, or an .htm or .html file exported from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc... web browsers.

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    6. You will see All done! when your favorites from the .htm or .html file have successfully been imported into Microsoft Edge. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


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  1. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 34,353
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
       16 Sep 2016 #1

    This tutorial has been updated for the built-in import/export favorites feature in Microsoft Edge. :)
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  2.    20 Sep 2016 #2

    When I go to View Favorites settings I only have the Import option. There is no option listed for export at all.

    I have version Windows 10 version 1511
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  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 34,353
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
    Thread Starter
       20 Sep 2016 #3

    Hello Tae111, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    This is available starting in version 1607. Be sure to check for available updates in Windows Update.
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  4.    07 Oct 2016 #4

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Tae111, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    This is available starting in version 1607. Be sure to check for available updates in Windows Update.
    I do not have the export file button in Edge. How do I export my favorites then?
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 34,353
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
    Thread Starter
       07 Oct 2016 #5

    Hello rumlee, :)

    Other than updating your Windows and exporting afterwards, you could use the tutorial below to back up and restore your favorites in Microsoft Edge.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7...dows-10-a.html
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  6.    07 Oct 2016 #6

    Windows is fully updated. It happens automatically, so I asume it is a flaw in the software
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  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 34,353
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
    Thread Starter
       07 Oct 2016 #7

    Double check to see what build of Windows 10 you have installed.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...mber-find.html
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  8.    07 Oct 2016 #8

    1607 KB3194496

    I managed to backup the favorites by copying the datastore folder, but it does not backup the favorites bar in the top only the favorites in the right side.
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  9. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 34,353
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18290
    Thread Starter
       07 Oct 2016 #9

    Did you use the method from below? It includes both favorites and favorites bar.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7...dows-10-a.html
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